Posted by: cris | July 8, 2008

Malunggay (Moringa) rich muffin

Dr. Vivencio Mamaril’s

Malunggay Rich Muffin


½ cup butter or margarine

¾ cup sugar (refined)

3 eggs

2 cups all purpose flour

3 tsps baking powder

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Vanilla

½ cup milk

3 tbsps. blended malunggay leaves


1. Sift together all-purpose flour,

baking powder and salt. Set aside.

2. Cream together butter or

margarine and sugar.

3. Add the eggs to the butter and

sugar mixture. Mix.

4. Add and mix vanilla, milk and

blended malunggay leaves.

5. Then add the set aside dry


6. Pour mixture into greased muffin

pan until two-thirds full.

7. Bake in pre-heated oven 450°F

for 25 minutes.

Note: Dr. Vivencio Mamaril is member of the

Bureau of Plant Industry Biotech Core Team.


Note from Cris:  I always use virgin coconut oil instead of butter or margarine


  1. this is an interesting food that we can make on nutrition month. if it is ok with you, can i ask for the nutritional value of this product? Thank you anf more power

  2. I’m sorry I don’t know the exact nutritional value. I think a laboratory (DOST or BFAD) can do that. What I am sure, is that this is nutritious. One thing though, it’s better to eat the muffins right after cooking. You wouldn’t know it has malunggay. When we kept the leftovers in the fridge it hardened and the malunggay taste was more pronounced. But this may also be due to too much malunggay. Instead of just a few tablespoons, I used 1 cup malunggay.

  3. how to make malunggay juice?

  4. matthew,

    please search my blog for cristina’s malunggay juice.


  5. hi can i know what are the nutritional facts of your muffins..? tnx

  6. alice

    I can’t provide you with the nutritional facts. I don’t have the capability to do that. hopefully someone from our readers can help you with that.


  7. do you have a recipe of malunggay cookies?
    i am planning to make that as my thesis. i already have the recipe but i cannot find it..

  8. rona,

    i made one and posted here one recipe. I am sharing it with everyone. Please feel free to search my site.

    good luck


  9. wow yummy!
    i have tried making muffins too and it was very good. What kind of malunggay did you use in this recipe, fresh or powdered? my muffins still taste good kahit na 2 days na. you can’t notice the malunggay taste. i put 6 tablespoons moringa powder.

  10. dhail

    I use freshly blended leaves. haven’t tried powdered moringa. will try it next time. Malakas kasi kumain ang mga kasama ko sa bahay kaya hindi inaabot ng next day ang muffin (hehehehe).


  11. hi cris,
    really, sige nga i will try fresh malunggay next time. i think it will save me a lot of efforts 🙂 i hope my kids won’t notice the taste. i will try to post photos of my muffins in my site when i have more time.


  12. belly bites,

    please post link of your site para mabisita rin from time to time.


  13. hi cris,

    heto yung link ko, pero steamed muffin palang ang nai-post ko so far. 🙂

  14. hello!!!!
    im doing a projct in our science about malunggay can you help me????

    are malunggay product now commercialize????
    do you have any recipe about malunggay drinks…
    as serf your blog it makes me think its bitter but then its nutritious.

    i like your blog…..
    more power!!!!…

    • rosejane

      yes, malunggay is now available commercially. Honestly, I don’t have any recipe on beverages. But you may start with adding malunggay to your mixes.

      good luck.


  15. Hi there. I came across to this recipe. Just one question though. By “blended malunggay” what does it mean? I mean how to have “blended malunggay”. Thanks

    • malunggay na giniling po sa blender. 🙂

      • kailangan dried yung leaves before sya i blender? 🙂

      • for this recipe its fresh malunggay. you may opt to use almires instead of a blender

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